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Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 10:23:01 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request: OFED 1.5.2 /proc/net/sdpstats reading local denial of service/crash

On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 09:39:21AM +0200, Petr Matousek wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 11:40:43PM +0200, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> > One of our customers reported an issue in the "ib_sdp" module in the
> > ofa_kernel package of the Open Fabrics OFED Infiband driverstack, version
> > 1.5.2 (and potentially older, I did not check in detail, at least 1.4.2
> > does not have it).
> > 
> > Module is drivers/infiniband/ulp/sdp/ib_sdp.ko
> > 
> > /proc/net/sdpstats is user readable (S_IRUGO | S_IWUGO), so it can be
> > triggered by users on machines with infiniband stack.
> > 
> > While there is report of stack corruption and overflow on process (cat
> > /proc/net/sdpstats) exit ("Thread overran stack, or stack corrupted"),
> > I can't see where it actually comes from but perhaps the per_cpu vs
> > single variable printing does something to the stack and not just reads
> > over arrays.
> 
> #define __sdpstats_seq_hist_pcpu(seq, msg, hist) ({             \
>         u32 h[NR_CPUS];                                         \
>         unsigned int __i;                                       \
>         memset(h, 0, sizeof(h));                                \
> 
> NR_CPUS can be big (4096 on RHEL6@..._64) and the array is located on
> the stack.
>  
> > ofed 1.5.3.2 has a different stat printing algorith according to our developer,
> > so it no longer is affected.
> 
> The array ^^^ is no longer allocated from the stack but via vmalloc().
> 
> > Patch below. Please assign a CVE.
> 
> Please use CVE-2011-3345.

Thanks!

So the issue is not actually the wrong array iterator, but that there
is a implicit too huge stack usage caused by the helper.

Ciao, Marcus

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